17th November 2018 Annual Trip to Thuxton Parish Church



17th November 2018 Annual Train Trip to Thuxton: Songs of Praise, marking the Armistice 0f 2018

The trip was a little earlier in the year than usual, and this year celebrated the Centenary of the ending of World War 1.

Michael Fillenham looked very official in his hat, booking in those who had signed up to this popular event. Once again it was a 'sell-out'.


The trip is popular for young and the 'not-so-young'.


The lights of the church were welcoming to the service, which was led by Canon Sally Theakston. David Ovenden was at the organ to accompany the singing of hymns, and the readings reflected the theme of Thanksgiving and Peace. 

Hymns included :- Be still for the presence of the Lord.       O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder

                               I vow to Thee my country                       Lord for the years your love has kept and guided

                               He who would valiant be                         The day Thou gavest, Lord, is ended

Readings were:-     'The Somme',  'Perhaps - (To R.A.L.),  'In Flanders Fields'.  Micah 4: 1-5, and 'The Unfinished Task' 

Mulled Wine and Mince Pies were served and enjoyed on the return train ride, back to Dereham. 

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